XXXChurch: Womens Blog

You know...

It's always baffled my mind, some of the destructive things that are considered to be ridiculous for a child to do...but OK for adults:

Getting drunk

Dressing immodestly

Being sexually active (outside of marriage)

WATCHING PORN

I thought about this as I read a story yesterday about a man who *accidentally* played some porn for the kiddies at a children's birthday party. He *thought* it was a Smurf DVD. Um, it wasn't.

Then I remembered a story that someone from my past once shared with me about his upbringing. According to him, his father played porn in the house *like it was an episode of an afterschool cartoon*. Frequently. Morning. Afternoon. Night. I didn't matter. He and his siblings, as a adults, continue to battle with porn addiction to this day.

And so as I was processing all of this, I really did think about the fact that I'm sure most of us read stories like the "Smurf one" and cringe. How unfortunate that a child has to be, well, visually assaulted in that way. But you know what? Being that we are biblically called *God's children* (Psalm 82:6), why are we not *equally as unsettled* when we are "caught" viewing it?

If it's unsuitable for an innocent child, when did it become appropriate for a son or daughter of the Most High?

Just a thought...